It’s suggested that you watermark every single photo you upload, share, or tweet. I have heard horror stories of big companies stealing photos from everyday people like you and me and using them without permission, and profiting, big time. Personally, I don’t want my child’s face plastered onto a billboard, t-shirt or ad without my permission. It’s not secret; watermarks can be removed and often are, but if you take a few extra minutes to watermark your photos, chances are it will deter someone from clicking and stealing your images. So remember, before you upload or share, watermark your photos using PicMonkey.

I use PicMonkey all the time. I can easily add in my watermark, or a text watermark with PicMonkey, and it’s free.

There are only a few steps required to add your very own customized watermark using PicMonkey. I already have a couple of watermarks saved to my computer, so that speeds things up a bit.

Step 1

Visit PicMonkey; it’s FREE. Click Edit Photo, find a photo to edit and click it. Before I add my watermark, I make sure my photos is resized and completely edited. The very last thing I do is watermark. You’re going to want to maneuver to the left column and click the symbols and when you hover over, Overlays will appear. You can refer to the below image if you need it.


Step 2

After you click Overlays, you’ll be taken to a screen that is similar to the one below. Head up to the top and click Your Own. You’re going to do this only if you already have a watermark saved to your computer. Otherwise you might want to click the P for font in Step 1 and add in your own using Add Text. 


Step 3

As soon as you click Your Own, you’ll see a menu pop out. From here, you can find your watermark saved on your computer and upload it. As seen below.

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Step 4

From here you can save your photo and that’s it.


My Watermaked Image


I was not compensated by PicMonkey in any way for this post. I simply LOVE PicMonkey and wanted to share a feature that I really enjoy.


Hey there, I’m Tiffany! I’m a work-at-home mom of two rambunctious children (Jasmine, 9 + Sean II, 5) and recently widowed at just 35 years old. I've remarried and currently live right outside of Baton Rouge in Denham Springs, Louisiana with two adoring cats and a dog. Let's connect on Twitter @fabulousmomblog.


  1. I never knew that add your own was to do that! I just type in my website on every pic..but the watermark looks so much more professional, pinning this to my blogging tips board, thanks!

  2. Thanks so much for sharing this. I don’t use PicMonkey very often, but this is much quicker than typing it every time!

  3. I get lazy with watermarking but always watermark photos with my daughter in them. The dogs, not so much. So if you see their mug shots on a t-shirt or billboard, let me know!

    • I sometimes get lazy as well, but have been really trying to watermark every photo. I even try and watermark the pics I share on IG.

  4. I’ve never used PicMonkey before, but it looks so easy! Great for people who don’t have Photoshop or can’t afford it.

  5. Thank you. I have never used Pic Monkey, but it looks pretty simple. So, how did you create the watermark to begin with? Or did I miss that?


    • My blog designer created a couple of watermarks for me to use. I wish I was awesome enough to know how to design.

  6. This is so important and I cringe when I go to a site that has pictures with no watermarks! Thank you for sharing! Its so easy to do. I’m going to share this everywhere!

    • It only takes a few extra seconds and it really does helps photos thieves think twice about possibly sealing from you.

  7. Thanks for the tips – and the reminder! I’ve been meaning to make a watermark, and using PicMonkey looks like a much easier way to add it than how I have been doing it in the past!

  8. I have to admit, I had never even thought about using an image to watermark my images on PicMonkey. What a great idea!